Many would argue that the international break doesn’t have any meaningful purpose other than leaving fans up and down the country at a loose end for two weeks. The forced state of limbo does, however, have the football community taking stock of what has gone on up until this point of the season and there surely isn’t a more impressive managerial story going on throughout the land than that of Eddie Howe.
This time last season after as many games, Bournemouth were in 13th position. As things stand at the moment, the Cherries are in sixth position with seven more points and ten more goals than they had in 2017. Howe’s men have conceded two more goals but their attacking philosophy is what is arguably driving them up the table so that won’t be of any real concern to the Vitality faithful.
The thing, though, with Eddie Howe’s Bournemouth is that the further you go back, the more impressive the story becomes. This is now the fourth straight season in the Premier League for Bournemouth under Howe and if that’s impressive given the size of the club, consider that when the 40-year-old was appointed as manager, Bournemouth were in League One.Continue Reading